Thursday, May 31, 2012

7 years to the day

7 years ago, Mom and Dad went all the way to Russia to pick you up.  

7 years ago, your siblings were waiting anxiously at the airport for their little brother to come home.

7 years ago, I got to proudly walk you into church for the first time to show you off to all of my friends.

7 years ago, Mom was trying to teach you English, and you wouldn't stop saying 'bidetos' and 'myettos' for potatoes and tomatoes . . . (cracked us all up)

7 years ago, we were all put in quarantine for months until the doctors could figure out what kind of 'sickness' you had (it turned out to be not so bad after all)

Before the beginning of time, God knew exactly what family he would be putting you in, at the exact time, at the exact place =)

7 years ago, you were a HUGE blessing, and nothing has changed since.

I love you Andrei Vitaliavitch Bogdanov Edmondson (AKA Ben)

(3 years old in Russia)

(4 years old in America)

(Now) (10 years old)

(This Morning)


  1. This is one of the sweetest posts I have ever read, wow.. :) Adoption is such a beautiful thing.

  2. Wow, it's so cool to stop and look back and see how much we've all changed. :) Lovely photos!


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